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Natural-born cyborgs: minds, technologies, and the future of human intelligence

By: Clark, Andy.
Publisher: Oxford Oxford University Press 2003Description: viii, 229 p., 25 cm.ISBN: 9780195148664.Subject(s): Technology - Social aspects | Neurosciences - Social aspects | Artificial intelligence - Social aspects | Human-computer interaction | CyborgsDDC classification: 006.3 Summary: This book regards our biologic human nature as evolving together with our expanding communication and control technologies to far beyond where our bodies end. Author argues that what makes humans so different from other species is our capacity to fully incorporate tools and supporting cultural practices into our existence. Technology as revolutionary as mind extending mural implants - all exploit our brains' astonishingly plastic nature. Author demonstrates that our sense of self and of physical presence can be expanded to a remarkable extent,. He explores way in which we have adopted technology as well as ways in which increasingly fluid technologies can adapt to individual users during normal use.
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This book regards our biologic human nature as evolving together with our expanding communication and control technologies to far beyond where our bodies end. Author argues that what makes humans so different from other species is our capacity to fully incorporate tools and supporting cultural practices into our existence. Technology as revolutionary as mind extending mural implants - all exploit our brains' astonishingly plastic nature. Author demonstrates that our sense of self and of physical presence can be expanded to a remarkable extent,. He explores way in which we have adopted technology as well as ways in which increasingly fluid technologies can adapt to individual users during normal use.

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